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Today's News

  • Heating assistance available from Tri-County Community Agency

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Cold weather season is just around the corner. The cost of home heating is a problem for many low-income Kentuckians. Your local Tri-County Community Action Agency may be able to help through LIHEAP, otherwise known as the Low-Income Heating Energy Assistance Program.

  • Absentee voting underway, election officials getting ready for Nov. 8

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Absentee voting is now under way for Kentucky’s Nov. 8 general election, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced last week.

  • Belle in port
  • Wet/dry election set Dec. 20 for Bedford voters

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    Voters within the city limits of Bedford will participate in a Local Option Election on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, to determine whether to allow retail sales of alcoholic beverages in the town. This is not to be confused with the Nov. 8 General Election. Only four precincts— North Bedford, South Bedford, East Bedford and Palmyra (City Residents Only)—will participate in the Dec. 20 election, which will be held at the Bedford Elementary School from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. during the students’ Christmas holiday break.

  • Repairs to begin Monday on U.S. 42 Kentucky River bridge at Carrollton

    By TIM HENDRICK
    Landmark News Service
    Repairs to the Kentucky River Bridge will begin Monday, Oct. 17, and are scheduled to be completed Nov. 15.
    The bridge will be reduced to one lane and a temporary signal will be placed on each end of the bridge. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet press release said motorists are asked to exercise caution and watch for traffic control devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone.

  • Indiana detectives conduct murder/suicide investigation

    Staff Report
    On Friday, October 7, at 5:13 p.m. the Madison Police Department responded to the 800 block of Second Street in Madison in reference to a male individual with a self inflicted gunshot wound, according to a news release from Chief Deputy David Thomas of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.
    The deceased man was located inside of a vehicle and was identified as Anthony “Tony” Russell, age 51, from Deputy, Indiana.

  • The garden of sorrows

    My misadventures in gardening continued this growing season. Last year I optimistically planted a garden because I just knew that horticultural aptitude flowed through my veins. I was wrong. Within short order Garden 2015 began to wither, decay and explode. To this day I have not the foggiest notion of where I went wrong.

  • Harry’s triple wide

    In my “other” life I am a real estate broker in North Alabama. I consider it an honor that I am entrusted by others to help with one of the most important personal and financial decisions in their lives.

  • Time to make ready for winter

    It is time to start thinking about the colder months ahead.  Among of all of the things that you usually do during the fall, here are a few other items that you may want to add to your list.
    Winterize your home
    4Clean out gutters and repair any roof leaks that you may have.
    4If you have water pipes that run alongside your exterior walls make sure they are insulated so that your pipes do not freeze when the weather turns colder.
    4Seal your windows with weather stripping or insulation so that you can keep the warmth in and the cold out.

  • Think about safety during fall harvest

    Fall harvest season is a busy time for Kentucky farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.
    Take time to talk to workers about safety. You need to be sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and that they understand the safety procedures.